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trou·ser

 (trou′zər)
n. often trousers
A pair of pants, especially when extending from waist to ankles.

[Back-formation from trousers, alteration of obsolete trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas.]

trou′sered (-zərd) adj.
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trousers

(ˈtraʊzəz)
pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment shaped to cover the body from the waist to the ankles or knees with separate tube-shaped sections for both legs
2. wear the trousers informal Brit to have control, esp in a marriage. US equivalent: wear the pants
[C17: from earlier trouse, a variant of trews, influenced by drawers]
ˈtrousered adj
ˈtrouserless adj
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trou•sers

(ˈtraʊ zərz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
Sometimes, trouser. a usu. loose-fitting outer garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions, usu. of full length.Also called pants. Compare slacks.
[1585–95; trouse (< Irish triubhas; see trews) + (draw) ers]
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trousers

  • fob - A small pocket close to the waistband of trousers.
  • galluses - Another name for suspenders for trousers.
  • plus fours - Got their name (c. 1920) from the fact that such trousers were made four inches longer than standard knickerbockers or shorts, which came to just above the knee.
  • trousers, trouse - The singular of trousers is trouse.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

trousers

Trousers are a piece of clothing that covers your body from the waist downwards, and covers each leg separately. Trousers is a plural noun. You use a plural form of a verb with it.

His trousers were covered in mud.

Don't talk about 'a trousers'. You say some trousers or a pair of trousers.

It's time I bought myself some new trousers.
Umar was dressed in a pair of black trousers.

You usually use a singular form of a verb with a pair of trousers.

There was a pair of trousers in his carrier-bag.

The form trouser is often used in front of another noun.

The waiter took a handkerchief from his trouser pocket.
Hamo was rolling up his trouser leg.

In American English, more common words for this item of clothing are pants or slacks.

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trousers

pants
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trousers

plural noun slacks, pants (U.S.), strides (chiefly Austral. informal), kecks (Brit. informal) He was smartly dressed in a shirt, dark trousers and boots.

Trousers and shorts

bell-bottoms, Bermuda shorts, bloomers, breeches, britches, or (Scot.) breeks, buckskins, Capri pants or Capris, cargo pants, chinos, churidars, combats, cords or corduroys, culottes, cycling shorts, denims, drainpipes, dungarees, flannels, flares, galligaskins or gallygaskins, hipsters or (U.S.) hip-huggers, hot pants, jeans, jodhpurs, Kachera, knickerbockers or (U.S.) knickers, lederhosen, leggings, Levis (trademark), loon pants or loons, overalls, Oxford bags, palazzo pants, pantaloons, pedal pushers, plus fours, pyjamas, riding breeches, salopettes, shalwar, ski pants, slacks, slops, smallclothes, spatterdashes, stovepipes, sweat-suit trousers, tracksuit trousers, jogging trousers, or joggers, toreador pants, trews, trouse (Brit.), trunk hose
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Translations
بَنْطَلونبَنْطَلُون
pantalópantalons
kalhoty
bukser
püksid
housut
hlače
nadrág
celana
buxur
ズボン
바지
kelnių
bikses
pantaloni
nohavice
hlače
byxor
กางเกง
quần

trousers

[ˈtraʊzərz] npl (mainly British)pantalon m
a pair of trousers → un pantalon
short trousers → culottes fpl courtestrouser suit [ˈtraʊzərsuːt] n (mainly British)tailleur-pantalon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

trousers

pl (esp Brit) (also pair of trousers)Hose f; she was wearing trouserssie hatte Hosen or eine Hose an; to wear the trousers (fig inf)die Hosen anhaben (inf); to be caught with one’s trousers down (inf, lit: sexually) → in flagranti erwischt werden (inf); (fig)überrumpelt werden; (= unprepared)sich kalt erwischen lassen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

trousers

[ˈtraʊzəz] npl (Brit) → pantaloni mpl, calzoni mpl
short trousers → calzoncini mpl
she wears the trousers (fig) → è lei che porta i calzoni
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

trousers

(ˈtrauzəz) noun plural
an outer garment for the lower part of the body, covering each leg separately. He wore (a pair of) black trousers; She was dressed in trousers and a sweater.
trouser-
of trousers. a trouser-button; That dog has torn my trouser-leg.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

trousers

بَنْطَلُون kalhoty bukser Hose παντελόνι pantalón housut pantalon hlače pantaloni ズボン 바지 broek bukser spodnie calças брюки byxor กางเกง pantolon quần 裤子
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

trousers

n., pl. pantalones.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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